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: Farming Today



Producers: Leslie Cottington
Producers: Bryan Platt

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Gerald Priestland , Religious Affairs Correspondent
6.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene introduced by Ken Ford
BBC Manchester
7.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Ken Ford

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

with Tony Lewis
From the world of sport and leisure, a magazine programme which captures the atmosphere on the final day of the World Matchplay Golf Championship at Wentworth and the Horse of the Year Show at Wembley.
A Radio Sport and OB production
8.45 Today's Papers


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: A Country Walk

with Andy Price in the Lake District


Unknown: Andy Price

: News

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: Pick of the Week

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Margaret Howard 's selection Producer ALISTAIR WILSON


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Alistair Wilson

: News

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: From Our Own Correspondent

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: Daily Service

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NEM, p 62; Father of heaven (BBC HB 290); Psalm 107, VV 31-42; Mark 10, vv 32-45 (RSV); Father of peace (BBC HB 488)

: Between the Lines

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Nigel Rees takes a weekly loot at the Press.


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Anne Sloman

: News

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: Conference Special

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Matthew Coady reports on Labour's week in Brighton. He talks to delegates about the main issues raised during the week's debates.


Unknown: Matthew Coady
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Science Now

medium only
Presented by Peter Evans Producer DAVID PATERSON


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: David Paterson

: News

: John Amis as Radio 3

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Any Questions?

Marghanita Laski, Ludovic Kennedy, Melvyn Bragg, Sir Fred Hoyle
Chairman David Jacobs


Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: Ludovic Kennedy
Panellist: Melvyn Bragg
Panellist: Sir Fred Hoyle
Chairman: David Jacobs

: Royal Variety

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A series of programmes featuring the best in Royal Variety Performances over the past 25 years.
Introduced by David Nixon This week: 1955 with Bud Flanagan
Benny Hill. George Jessel Dave King. Ethel Merman
Ruby Murray. Johnnie Ray and Tommy Trinder


Introduced By: David Nixon
Unknown: Bud Flanagan
Unknown: Benny Hill.
Unknown: George Jessel
Unknown: Dave King.
Unknown: Ethel Merman
Unknown: Ruby Murray.
Unknown: Johnnie Ray
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Written By: Michael Pointon
Producer: Griff Rhys

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

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A Small Incident at the Library by SUE RODWELL with Sarah Badel Neville Jason Pat Heywood and Haydn Jones
1 It's the love story of the century. And they met here, in this very library. There was Joanna, sitting at her desk, and in he came.'
'She doesn't strike me as being exactly ... in love.'
I No ... perhaps something's gone wrong.'


Unknown: Sarah Badel
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: Pat Heywood
Unknown: Haydn Jones
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Joanna: Sarah Badel
Miss Lawson: Brenda Kaye
Mrs Smith: Pat Heywood
Clive: Neville Jason
Mr Johnson: Haydn Jones
Mrs Johnson: Heather Bell

: News

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: Does He Take Sugar?

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Marilyn Alan , with the help of James Davidson Ross and Rosamund Brown , takes a look at some topics of concern -to disabled people, including the problems of access to post offices and ways of dealing with pain.
(Disabled people are invited to telephone [number removed]after the programme until 4.30, to pass on their comments and suggestions or raise issues for future discussion)


Unknown: Marilyn Alan
Unknown: James Davidson Ross
Unknown: Rosamund Brown

: Music of the Masters

medium only: as Radio 3

: Kaleidoscope Encore

Best-seller? Box-office success? Top of the charts? Top of the ratings? Jacky Gillott makes a selection from the books, plays, films, music and other arts reviewed in the past week...


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: The Jason Explanation

5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Molly Weir , the actress, chooses the records she would take and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.


Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

and his guests. Musical interludes by JEREMY NICHOLAS Producer HUGH PURCELL


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: These You Have Loved

Christopher Grier with records


Unknown: Christopher Grier

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Lord of the Dance by MICHAEL DAVIES with Jeremy Clyde and Denise Bryer
' Honestly, love, this absentee-father bit isn't doing the children a damned bit of good. As a matter of fact it's making things quite hairy.'
Directed by DAVID H. GODFREY


Unknown: Michael Davies
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Directed By: David H. Godfrey
Frances Gilvern: Denise Bryer
Harry Gould, her assistant: Malcolm Gerard
Editor, her boss: Alan Dudley
Stephen Gilvern: Jeremy Clyde
Gordon Clayton: Preston Lockwood
Jeffrey Teeting: Gerald Cross
Lord Glengower: Hector Ross
Mrs Sorrenson: Mary Nelson
Kelly Gilvern: Penelope Reynolds
Lindsay Gilvern: Heather Bell
Josey, friend of the Gilverns: Carol Marsh
Bernie: Jonathan Scott
Sir Harry Rawson: Victor Lucas
Waiter/Director III: Alaric Cotter
Openheimer/Director II: Rod Beacham
Burch/Director I: Michael Tudor Barnes
Macmahon/Director IV: Allan McClellan.

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Chaim Raphael, Frederic Raphael and Dr Jonathan Steinberg in conversation with Brian Redhead
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Speaker: Chaim Raphael
Speaker: Frederic Raphael
Speaker: Dr Jonathan Steinberg
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers led by THE REV FRANK TOPPING


Unknown: Frank Topping

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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